My days have been quite full lately, and I’ve had such a good time! Arulai loves coming to Nonnie’s house, so it isn’t unusual for her to have a couple of “sleepovers” a week here. I love every minute of it, and Dannye is in heaven when she’s here. A.J. is the sweetest, smartest thing, and keeps us grinning most of her visit. Usually, the Littles join her for a day/night visit, too. I’m so grateful that they love being at Nonnie and Papa’s!
This week, I have my Michigan grandbaby here, along with her Mommy! Pamela and Chloe Grace got in Wednesday night, so we are delighted to enjoy their company for 2 weeks! Chloe Grace has had a few setbacks already in her little life, including some Reflux issues. I don’t know much about the problem, but I do know that she was spitting up so much of her milk that she was not even showing on the Weight Charts, percentile-wise. She made it up to the 4th percentile, and then they put her on a reflux medication. She is now in the 11th percentile, and hopefully will continue to blossom! One thing I know – she melts this Nonnie’s heart! She talks to me, smiles at me, even chuckles occasionally! Oh, what a little dolly she is!
Selah isn’t real sure about this little interloper. She likes her, as long as Chloe doesn’t take Nonnie’s attention away from HER!! She just thinks I should hold BOTH of them if I’m holding Chloe. Of course, I’m happy to oblige!!
Bill is on the road again. This time he is in Nebraska, all the way to the western edge. He had to drive through some pretty rough conditions yesterday, but the driving has been much better today. He probably won’t be home until Sunday, which is vexing, but I’m hoping he will have a better trip home than he did going up. He told me today that he saw scenery that simply brought tears to his eyes, it was so beautiful. My sweet hubby loves God’s creation!
I’ve been thinking a lot about Bill’s travels, how much I talk about it when he’s gone. This lifestyle is very normal for many folks, whether their husband is a truck driver or a businessman who has to be out of town often. But it’s such a NEW thing for me. Bill and I rarely spend time apart, and when we have in the past, we always say we’ll never do it again! Our almost 32 year marriage has been mostly filled with self-employment, and then the 15 years of a very flexible job at his last job. So this new life is a little vexing to me, although I know Bill loves the travel. These last two trips were sandwiched around me being gone to the beach with the grandkids for 3 days while Bill stayed home! I miss my hubby!!
The girls just got back from an outing, and I got to spend a little time playing with Chloe Grace. I was a little nervous that she would not want her Nonnie at all this visit – she is a MOMMY’S GIRL!! So much like her Mommy in that way! But she has been so sweet and loving toward me! She sat with me, cooing and laughing. I rocked her to sleep and just held her for awhile. She is so precious!
We are staying home most of the day tomorrow, then going to my sis-in-law’s birthday party. It will be wonderful to visit with some of my in-laws and will also give Pamela an opportunity to see them. I doubt very much that Pawpaw and Memaw will be there, so we will go see them another day. The days are full right now, and I’m loving it. I am hoping to have ALL the grandkids here together next week, at least one “sleepover.” There’s just nothing better!!
I’d better get off. I pray your weekend is grand, and that my hubby gets home safely and SOON!!
God bless your day!